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7 More Reveals about The Shaw Bijou, Opening Later This Year

It will house only 32 seats and a members-only lounge.

Shaw Bijou promo photo.
Shaw Bijou promo photo.
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What was previously known about The Shaw Bijou: it was opening at 1544 9th St. NW from chef Kwame Onwuachi and other Eleven Madison Park veteran and it would be a tasting menu. What was unknown: pretty much everything else. Until now. Here are some important reveals from a press release about the upcoming restaurant:

*Salon owner Kelly Gorsuch is one of the owners (and used to live in the building housing the restaurant), along with Onwuachi, consultant Glenn Paik and manager Greg Vakiner.

*There will be only 32 seats for the global tasting menu restaurant, open Tuesday-Saturday.

*They'll serve Wagyu beef, along with food inspired by the chef's Nigerian childhood, travels and time spent in the Bronx.

*They'll give tours of the kitchen and there will be "interactive" tableside preparations.

*The look: exposed brick, woodworking from Caleb Woodard and an upstairs lounge.

*That lounge will be members-only with 50 seats, serving rare liquors.

*A late 2015 opening is planned.

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